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That'd be £14.99 to those of you in the UK. Well worth it to get a new sim platform early on with some nice aeroplanes in it, very innovative weather depiction and some nice cockpit interaction, missions and lessons. :cool:

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Heck, at that price I might have to give it a look.

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It will still put some off until it has realworld weather  jet airliners to PMDG standard, real ATC , and run on max settings at 80FPS.

Ray Fry.

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6 minutes ago, rjfry said:

It will still put some off until it has realworld weather  jet airliners to PMDG standard, real ATC , and run on max settings at 80FPS.

Ray Fry.

When you find that sim let us know. The rest of us would like to try it!

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2 minutes ago, mwilk said:

When you find that sim let us know. The rest of us would like to try it!

That`s my point but until DTG get near that others will not look at it, but will pay twice that for an addon.

Ray Fry.

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Turns out I had some money in my Steam account that I forgot about so it didn't cost me anything out of pocket. Downloading now.

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"...the story of my life...".  All of you can thank me...for I bought it a few days ago full price, non-sale price.  So...you can thank me for this great sale...:(!  LOL....

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4 minutes ago, Sesquashtoo said:

"...the story of my life...".  All of you can thank me...for I bought it a few days ago full price, non-sale price.  So...you can thank me for this great sale...:(!  LOL....

Appreciate ya Ses!

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8 minutes ago, mwilk said:

Appreciate ya Ses!

ROTFLMAO!  "You are most welcome, LOL!"

This is why I don't invest much coin in lottery tickets....sheesh!

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I got mine for nothing as I had their Flight School :ha:

I have upgraded my FS-Global 2018 to FS-Global 2018 FSW compatible and bought Dzrewiecki's FSW compatible NYC as well. Let me see ..... that cost about $108 AUD ...... :blush:

More expense to follow I would imagine.

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4 hours ago, rjfry said:

It will still put some off until it has realworld weather  jet airliners to PMDG standard, real ATC , and run on max settings at 80FPS.

Well. it doesn't put me off, but it won't be replacing FSX-SE for me until it has the capabilities for (i.e., not necessarily in the core sim, but capability for third party developers to add) real world weather, jet airliners to PMDG/FSLabs standard, connection to VATSIM, detailed airports/other scenery/mesh/textures/etc at least on par with FSX-SE and runs at least as well as FSX-SE.  I fully realize that it is in early access and may be there for some time.  It would be nice, though, if at least a general roadmap of what they have planned as far as the capabilities I've mentioned as well as any others would be made public instead of being so closely held.

I purchased FSW during a previous sale partly based loosely on a Steven Hood interview and partly just to invest in what I personally consider the best chance at being the simulator that would replace FSX-SE for me. It ain't anywhere near that yet in this early access form, and without a roadmap I don't know if it will ever get there, but I'm hoping! In the meantime, you GA flyers, beta testers, and tweakers, have fun with it!

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17 minutes ago, VeryBumpy said:

Tempting. So what does a fully loaded busy airport look like?

I got it for Free with my Flight School purchase. Correct me if I am wrong. I have a really low end system is why I can not answer the question. But I don't think there is such a thing yet? My understanding is that at this time AI kill's the frames for most. Looking forward to some jumping in with one of those mega system's to tell you! I'd like to know if this is even possible right now!

For some reason I am thinking you mean like a 3rd party airport or something. Am I wrong? And if I am I am sorry!

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10 hours ago, Learjet777 said:

 But I don't think there is such a thing yet?

For some reason I am thinking you mean like a 3rd party airport or something. Am I wrong? And if I am I am sorry!

So there are zero AI planes currently? Is there car or boat traffic?

Does the mission creator add any scenery objects?

I can't find any screenshots of large hub airports in this game, are they simply the same as default FSX airports?

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18 minutes ago, VeryBumpy said:

So there are zero AI planes currently? Is there car or boat traffic?

Does the mission creator add any scenery objects?

I can't find any screenshots of large hub airports in this game, are they simply the same as default FSX airports?

There are AI planes, but maybe the size of the AI files and rendering of them is dropping the FPS. I have my AI slider set to low. By default airports are not populated by jets or other aircraft because they are not in the sim yet. People have been able to accomplish this using FSX AI. People have been adding things with the mission editor.

But the default planes are well worth the price. I have paid more for one GA aircraft of lesser quality for FSX as recently as three months ago...

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No-brainer purchase. It'll be like when I bought FSX:SE long before I actually started using it, expect that this time I'll fire it up for a look around.

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There is AI air traffic, and cars on roads etc, but in the air it is just the default aeroplanes you can fly in the sim unless you add flyable planes yourself (or even ones which you cannot fly), in which case they also get used by the system and you see those about too, for example, the Lionheart Bellanca Viking and the Just Flight Mitsubishi A6M 'Zero' show up as AI aeroplanes on my FSW now since I added them despite the fact that they don't work as flyable planes in the sim. But by default if you don't change anything you will see lots of Piper Cubs and GA stuff like that flying about.

Default airports, even big ones such as EGCC Manchester International are much as they are by default in other sims such as FSX and XP11, i.e. not a bad representation of the real thing as far as runway, taxiway and generic building placement is concerned (runways are not undulating as they are in XP11, which is one thing where XP11 is far better), but nothing special.

Not really messed about with the mission editor much, but I know it is pretty flexible and easy to use. I created a mission in the thing in about 2 minutes, granted it was just 'fly from this airport to that one', but it was very easy to make.

Default Manchester Airport with the AH B17F added into the sim. Note that on two shots you can see the distant cooling towers of the power station near Liverpool (about 20 or so miles away) which is default in FSW but not in FSX nor P3D by default unless you add it with TPD scenery. Autogen buildings on the whole are the same crappy generic stuff of FSX and P3D. The default terrain itself is of course Orbx, so under that autogen it is much better than default in other sims.

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57 minutes ago, VeryBumpy said:

So there are zero AI planes currently? Is there car or boat traffic?

Does the mission creator add any scenery objects?

I can't find any screenshots of large hub airports in this game, are they simply the same as default FSX airports?

I have custom scenery installed.

I have A.I. 80 Boats installed and filling up the Great Lakes, regular lakes, and oceans.

I have now both Orbx OLC North America and Europe Custom land class installed, and WOW..what a difference to the standard in-sim ORBX supplied Global...looks just like FSX or P3D, with all that 3rPD stuff installed. I might now even spring for OLC_South America because of this...:)))))

The only thing I could not get working are some Orbx (objectflow) airports, and My Traffic for airplane A.I.   I'm just going to wait until non-hack options are available...and then just buy that.  

For a sim-in-progress, my copy is looking damn nice, right now! :)

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Hey Ses, throw us some screenies! Especially europe.

I might try and crowbar some orbx regions into it now.

Chris

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Still too early for me, even at such an attractive price.

My strong suspicion, however, is that we'll always see regular discounts for the core sim. This would be consistent with Dovetail's train sim offering, whereby the core sim is merely the conduit to sell tons of DLC.

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Parping Couplet said:

Still too early for me, even at such an attractive price.

My strong suspicion, however, is that we'll always see regular discounts for the core sim. This would be consistent with Dovetail's train sim offering, whereby the core sim is merely the conduit to sell tons of DLC.

 

 

In other words, no different than a lot of Sims on the market. Flying, racing, trains, starships, etc, etc....

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41 minutes ago, tutmeister said:

Hey Ses, throw us some screenies! Especially europe.

I might try and crowbar some orbx regions into it now.

Chris

I just did some around KORS...will do some for Europe as well.  Well worth the hack... :)

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Just like P3D but pay for the upgrades then it`s just conduit for expensive pay ware addons . 

Ray Fry.

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